May 7, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. The U.S. trade representative is poised to raise tariffs on 200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese goods on Friday.
  2. The Japanese prime minister and the U.S. president spoke by phone on Monday about their responses to the recent launches of projectiles by North Korea.
  3. Japan and the U.S. have urged other nations to fully implement U.N. sanctions resolutions against the North.